Saturday, September 25, 2021

Roger Hart ’55

I have many memories of Jesuit-Oak Lawn but the fondest is Father Michael Kammer who was the President in the '50s. He was also my English teacher and authored the textbook we used. He was also a mentor to me, one I've never forgotten. When he graded our papers, they were peppered with notes including the page numbers and...

History of The Roundup and The Last Roundup 1940s

  The October 8, 1966, The Texas Catholic editorializes that “the first edition of The Roundup issued Nov. 24, 1942, can hardly be called ‘memorable.’ Devoted mainly to gossip and descriptions of various newly formed organizations, the whole affair would be considered a monstrous failure if published today by the present staff. But for the first attempt it was extremely well...

Larry Herndon ’44

2 December 2009 I will try to remember “the good old days” at Jesuit.  I am afraid that my reputation was not as shining as most of my colleagues. I will try to keep my memoirs as “printable” as I can. The first thing I must tell you is that in the first year Jesuit started the parents of most of...

Memories – Leo Coerver ’43

Well, you asked for it.  Against the better judgment of the good Jesuit fathers, I and my colleagues were in the first graduating class of Jesuit High School in Dallas, Texas.  The campus was what had originally been the property of either the diocese or the order that runs Notre Dame.  It was called “Dallas University” when I was...

Joe Leverette ’46

Jesuit High – The early years In August 1942 Dad took me to Jesuit to sign in. The 1st thing he said when we got out was, this was where he was to go to college at Dallas Univ. He received a football scholarship to attend but broke a leg that summer and lost out. He wanted me to do...

Al Pierotti ’64

Prologue: I've been asked by a good friend and colleague, Sheryl Row, to chronicle my experience at Jesuit-those years while I attended the school from 1960 thru 1964. I unintentionally forgot about her request but was reminded of it today as I thumbed through one of my old Jesuit yearbooks and realized that at least four of the ex-Rangers with...

Arthur Allen ’59

This summary is compiled from Mr. Allen’s talk in 2006 with freshmen in Ms. Celeste DesOrmeaux’s English class and from previous discussions with Sheryl Row, Jesuit Archivist. The talk in 2006 was recorded. In early 1954 a group of city leaders met in the Adolphus Hotel to discuss integration in Dallas schools.  Attending were J. Erik Jonsson, CEO of Texas...

Richard McGowan ’46

April 2013 In 1942 Jesuits were unheard of in Dallas. My friends at Highland Park Junior High asked me why I was going to a ‘Jews-u-it’ school. We didn't know you were Jewish!’" Tuition was $100/year. I was given a half scholarship but could only pay $50 that freshman year. No problem. Our Principal, Fr. Mulhern, told us we could only have a...

John Buettner ’44

I am taking this method of communicating as the most convenient since I am afraid that I really have little to say. My wife, Cathy, says that expecting to get anything of value on events that took place 55 years ago from an 80-year-old man with a poor memory to begin with is an exercise in futility. As I guess...